Health Links

Alternative therapies

Herbmed: Contains comprehensive scientific information on a wide variety of herbs and some supplements.

Alcohol

College Drinking: Changing the culture: from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Has a section for students.

Changing health behaviors

Seven steps to defining clear goals

More on goal setting

Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Quebec (ANAB Quebec)

List of links for men with eating disorders

Information from ANRED (anorexia nervosa and related eating disorders)

Body Image

BodyPositive website: Boosting body image at any weight.

Body Image Quiz

Some stuff about Barbie's influence on body image

Some disease specific links

Understanding cancer

Contraception

Information on the various contraception choices from Planned Parenthood.

Health care consumerism

Health Related Hoaxes and Rumors from the Centres for Disease Control.

Quackwatch: Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions (including 25 ways to spot a quack).

Go to Urbanlegends.com to find out if a health story/claim is real or just an urban legend.

Mental Health

Information from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT)

What is Psychotherapy? From the American Psychiatric Association.

Nutrition

Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition

The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools.

Assess your nutrition with a quiz from a Brock University.

Consumerlab reports on tests of supplements. Their mission is to identify the best quality health and nutrition products through independent testing.

A guide to dietary supplements from Iowa State University

Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating

Find out ways to lower your food costs

Find out about food allergies

Search the USDA nutrient data laboratory for the nutrient breakdown of many of your favorite foods.

Achieving a Healthy Weight

Sensible weight loss information including weight loss plans.

General reference sites

Medicinenet.com offers information on diseases and conditions, tests and procedures, medications and has a medical dictionary.

Canadian Health Network provides links to a variety of major Canadian health organizations.

Last updated: Monday, December 19, 2005